Santa Cruz Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

Thank you everyone who came out to support the festival!

KSBW coverage of the festival

Mayor Sonya Brunner's post

Santa Cruz Sentinel article


To donate to the festival : Donate / Support

Please also support our sponsors and partner organizations - links below.

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Photos by Brian Chow of Silverlight Photo & Design

Please credit Brian Chow if using any of the photographs.


Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11am - 5pm

155 South River St, Santa Cruz

Speakers, music, workshops and food vendors



In the festival, there will be a showing of the “Lost Chinatowns” film and performance piece created by local artist Cynthia Lee, a workshop on handling microaggressions by student leaders Laura Wang and Thu-Ha Cao, introductions from local community leaders including a proclamation on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month by Santa Cruz Mayor Sonja Brunner, and an intergenerational mixer for community connection.


In addition, art displays and exhibits at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History throughout the month of May.



Support the AAPI Collective and the AAPI Heritage Festival: Donate / Support



The festival press release: press release



Many thanks to our sponsors:

The Tobera Project

Photographer: Brian Chow

And our partner organizations:

The EWS Collective